By Natalie JamiesonNewsbeat entertainment reporter at Earlham Park, Norwich
They didn’t get to fly a drone but Muse still stormed the stage to close day one of Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
Speaking shortly before performing in Norwich, Muse’s Chris Wolstenholme told Newsbeat he “really hoped” to get a drone out with them.
“I really want to do it,” Chris said, confirming the rumours the band had bought a mini flying machine.
“It is something we are looking into but it is always the health and safety, you don’t want it dropping on someone.”
It was a triumphant return to East Anglia for Muse, complete with trademark giant balloons, pyrotechnics and fireworks to finish.
“I think we played the UEA like 15 years ago,” said Chris, “when we were playing with Skunk Anansie but probably not since then.”
Norwich, day 1 was EPIC. See you all tomorrow #BigWeekend
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) May 23, 2015
Before Muse it had been Florence and the Machine’s turn to command the stage at Earlham Park.
Florence Welch apologised for her broken foot, explaining why she needed to be perched on a seat for her performance.
It didn’t stop her from instructing the audience on how to behave though.
“Because I can’t jump, I need you guys to jump extra high,” Florence asked before launching into Dog Days Are Over.
She told how that was the song that lead to her foot break at the Coachella music festival, before telling the crowd to “do all the jumps I can’t and I do a lot!”
Image caption Friends Kat, Annie, Olivia and Emma shortly after enjoying Florence and the Machine’s performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
Olivia, 24 and from Bury St Edmonds, said: “Flo was off the richter.”
Her friend, 23-year-old Emma, also from Bury St Edmonds, said she had had the “best day”.
They had come with friends Kat from Thetford and Annie also from Bury St Edmonds.
“An event like this never comes to East Anglia,” 24 year-old Kat said. “So for me living in a small town being able to get involved is absolutely fantastic.”
While Annie, also 24, felt that Radio 1’s Big Weekend was “the best free festival in the world”.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment